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Fruit & News of the Week: October 2, 2017

This Week’s Fruit: Emerald Beaut Plum Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA A freestone plum, the Emerald Beaut is a delicate green that turns golden with a hint of a blush. It has a firmer texture than the Santa Rosa with

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Farm Focus: Using Drone Technology to Map Bees

Dr. Frankie from UC Berkeley was out on the farm last week checking in on our Native Bee project. He and his team are busy measuring native bee populations on our farm and other farms throughout the state. In order

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Fruit & News of the Week: July 4th

THIS WEEK’S FRUIT:  Suncrest Peaches Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA A Slow Food Ark heritage variety, the Suncrest has all the old-fashioned taste of days gone by. Its a truly memorable peach whose firm but juicy flesh provides a real

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Fruit & News of the Week: May 16th

THIS WEEK’S FRUIT:   Honey Rich Apriums Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA An Aprium is a cross between an apricot and a plum. Both the Aprium and the Pluot were developed by Floyd Zaiger outside of Modesto, CA using the “low

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Farm Focus: The Berkeley Urban Bee Lab

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Our food system is in trouble.  Farming has become increasingly more difficult. Many factors are causing farming to become increasingly more difficult including, climate change, an increasing need for bee keepers and bee pollinators, and a drastic decrease in the

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  • Fruit of the Week: October 16, 2017

    Fruit of the Week:
    Flavor Rich Pluots
    Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
    A small pluot about the size of golf ball with deep purple skin and a golden flesh that…

  • Farm Focus: Luther Burbank

    I recently paid a visit to the Luther Burbank Home & Garden in Santa Rosa and thought I would share a little bit about the botanist who helped put northern…

  • Recipe: Pear, Oat, Cinnamon, and Ginger Shakes

    Pear, Oat, Cinnamon, and Ginger Shakes
    from Martha Stewart
    Ingredients
    2 2/3 cups pears peeled, seeded, and chopped
    1 3/4 cups skim milk
    1 cup low-fat butt…

  • Fruit & News of the Week: October 9th, 2017

    Fruit of the Week:
    Flavor Rich Pluots
    Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
    A small pluot about the size of golf ball with deep purple skin and a golden flesh that…

  • Farm Focus: Winterizing Honey Bees

    Kelly Knapp of Miss Bee Haven, who tends several hives at
    Frog Hollow, is busy this time of year! She is preparing the
    bees to weather the winter ahead. She b…